EIRE: Serious View

Although few Irishmen want a totalitarian state for Eire, a large part of Dublin cinemaudiences invariably and enthusiastically applauds whenever Führer Adolf Hitler makes his appearance on the screen. Explanation of this is that anybody who makes things tough for Britain is a hero in Eire.

Chief remaining grudge between Eire and Great Britain are the six predominantly Protestant counties of Northern Ireland which are still separated from Eire and which, at least superficially, are loyally British. The Northern Ireland problem might well have simmered along for many a peaceful year, but the war scare threatens to bring the question to...

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